Crafter's Journey: Polymer Clay, Initial Thoughts

Crafter's Journey: Polymer Clay, Initial Thoughts

So we are just begining a journey with polymer clay. For those who don't know, polymer clay is a plastic based clay that you can bake in the oven to harden. It is very moldable once you warm it up with your hands and very flakey to start off.

We have been playing with it for a few days now and love it. It is a useful medium for things such as jewelry, small niknaks, and bobbles. It can even be used to make small cosplay props and accessories for costumes. My favorite thing about it is the endless uses and moldablity of it. 

You can use acrylic paint to paint the clay after you bake it for more fine details or you can mix your own colors by combining various precolored clay in any number of ways. 

Dylan even used some of the clay to make dice. While the dice aren't balanced, you can use it to make more historic looking dice or to make things, like mood dice,  where what it lands on doesn't matter. 

The main con to polymer clay is the finger prints and dust that end up on the clay. That can make working with it discouraging. Luckily, there are ways to get around this. After it finishes baking, you can use a nail file or sand paper to buff out the finger prints and dust. There is a lot of tricks like this that you can find on youtube.com or the internet. We plan to make future videos on YouTube on how to make things out of polymer clay so stay tuned on https://youtube.com/@CrowsGarb and for now stay tuned to our blog where we will update with more tips and tricks in the future.

Overall, we like the possibilities of the use of polymer clay in our shop. We hope to soon have various dice and jewelry made out of polymer clay in the shop. If you have anything you specifically want in the shop feel free to comment.

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